Kriti Sanon: My sister is taking her time to join Bollywood, and this is the right way ahead
GB news 24 desk//
Being the elder sister, Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon doesn’t mind being teased as “mummy” by her beloved younger sister Nupur Sanon. “It’s okay when sometimes Nupur calls me ‘chhoti mummy’. There’s a part of me that’s very protective and acts like a mother [when I’m] in Mumbai,” says Kriti, adding, though, that being sisters they’re more like buddies.
“We confide in each other; whenever I want to talk about anything, she’s there. We have the same group in Mumbai… But at the same time, I try and make sure that she’s doing fine. I check on her late nights, whether she’s eating on time, resting well… I can’t be chilled out about it. She’s the one who has more friends. I’ve been here for five-six years and she has been here for just a year-and-a-half and she has like some 50 friends. And I don’t think I can count five on my finger,” laughs Kriti, who’s from Delhi and has starred in Heropanti (2014), Dilwale (2015), Raabta (2017), and Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017).
There have been reports that Nupur is keen on an acting career. Kriti shares that it’s something her sister has discovered lately. “I was modelling and I realised that I’d like to become an actor. She, too, realised that she really likes acting and enjoys it a lot. Nupur is yet to sign a film. She’s taking her time and weighing all her opportunities before saying yes to something. And I think this is the right way ahead. Your first project is very important,” says Kriti, sounding like the wise elder sister even during our conversation. We mention this, and she laughs again.
So, what are the career tips she has given to Nupur? “There’s just one thing that I had already told her, from my experience. I think she already knows about it, as she has seen me facing everything… When I came to Mumbai to work in films, there were times when I got opportunities that kind of lured me and made me think whether I should grab it or not. Such times are not easy to deal with. One needs to have a lot of patience,” says Kriti. “I’ve told Nupur, ‘Make sure that whatever you step into is something good enough for your debut.’ The first film sets the graph and ground for an actor. Being very sure of what you take up is I think the most important — and hardest — part. Letting go of offers is also very difficult,” says Kriti, who’ll be seen next in a bunch of Bollywood films: Housefull 4, Luka Chuppi, Arjun Patiala, Kalank, and Panipat.